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Do both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings stop

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Do both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings stop foreclosures and repossessions and does the sheer act of retaining an attorney for this also stop these actions?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  WALLSTREETESQ replied 5 years ago.


Hello I am a licensed attorney here to help you with your question, please review my response and do not hesitate to ask for clarification


Only the actual filing in Court of a chapter 7 or chapter 13 case, stops pending legal action, through the Federal automatic stay, that is issued after a bankruptcy is filed with the Court,


The retention on an attorney does not stop legal action,


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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

If I file Chapter 7 to discharge my debt, will I be able to keep my house, i.e., how do banks handle the missed payments? Or do I have to file Chapter 13?

Expert:  WALLSTREETESQ replied 5 years ago.

if you file a chapter 7 you can only keep your home, if you are current on your payments, if you are behind in payments a chapter 13 would be better, so you can

pay the arrears owed over 60 months,


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